樵志速記

一些短筆記

I forget things. I just do. That's why I've grown to be organized and learn methods like GTD to help me get through life. Asking me to train my "memorizing power" is absurd because that would just cram more garbage into my brain and leave even less room for essentials.

Prompted sign-in should remain on whatever page the user is currently reading. This seems obvious but many big websites fail to do this and always redirect to their home page.

After 7 years, the soles on my running shoes finally fell off. Will try fixing them before getting a new pair.

Calendar on macOS refused to show an event I had just added, so I kept adding the same event until I decided to check my iPhone and found 6 of them cramped together inside today's 2pm cell.

Is there any iCloud-based service that just works without any syncing glitches?

從疫苗預約到五倍券發放,有意無意地都有飢餓行銷的成份在。用「起跑」影射這是一場競賽,再以「加碼」為說詞來規避競賽必然導致的不公平。疫苗和振興券的取得非得是一場競賽嗎?如果這非政府的本意,那實在該考慮一下是否要一直讓大家玩搶東西的遊戲。

Mid-autumn is tomorrow, can’t believe I might need to use the AC tonight. Not because of the heat, but the air quality is just unbearable. I blame the many cars out there trying to have some covid-relaxing fun.

打坐時最常襲來的情緒是恐懼,一波過了又一波,強忍著不逃避而直面它,過了不久腳就麻了,然後痛覺就取代了恐懼。

Walking is safe, but I find it quite inefficient and tedious if I walk only to workout. There are faster and also safe ways to work up the heart rate, and you can actually shorten the time spent exercising to avoid getting bored and eventually unmotivated.

Reaching 10,000 steps every day is easy to follow, but it might not actually reach basic physical activity requirement, which is 150 mins/week moderate-intensity PA. Intensities are calculated from heart rate, so if you're not walking fast enough, you're not active enough.

My sole motivation to exercise is to be a better version of myself. Smartwatches and apps can help but are not essential. With enough studying, planning and a humble wrist watch, you can achieve almost everything those apps do.

總沒辦法習慣許多Mindfulness apps的語音引導和環境音,一開始當然有教學作用,但後來反而覺得挺干擾的。結果這類app全刪光了,只留了法鼓山的《禪修入門》,裡面有個很簡單的計時器,只在結束時發一磬聲。

點開Twitter的熱門關鍵字想看看大家在討論什麼,一看發現大部份的推都在問該關鍵字到底是什麼意思。

My iPhone is always plugged in throughout the night. But too many times my phone suddenly got hot while I was out and found it auto-updating apps and draining batteries like crazy.

「無念」在佛教應該是理想的境界,此時妄念已被正念取代,最後放下我執,乃至不思不想。可是在日語中卻似乎更常用來指「非常遺憾之事」,不知為何出現這樣的落差。

極端保守的問題在於無法靈活應付時局,尤其當科技不斷帶來新的挑戰時,舊方法常常沒有辦法處理新問題,甚至會加劇既有的問題。極端進步則高估了世界的靈活性,以為新問題總會有新解法,卻忘了人類受限於自身的極限,所提出的解方幾乎都等同於新的問題。

「沒有什麼能保證電腦可以幫助大眾提升線性的複雜邏輯思考。舉例而言,某些經濟和政治利益的既得者會更希望大量半文盲人群去享受視覺性電腦遊戲的魔力,希望她們在懵懂的狀態下使用電腦,同時也被電腦使用。如此,電腦就會一直保持其神秘性,並一直被官僚精英控制。 」

👉 https://blog.yitianshijie.net/2021/09/11/neil-postman-said-it-40-years-ago/

颱風夜,氣溫總算降到還算舒適的程度,瞬間強風稍微吵了些,希望靠著耳塞能一夜好眠。

iCloud Drive not syncing immediately? Should've tried turning it off and on again....

Used to always have at least one "real" camera with me when going out. For that I needed a bag to have memory cards and extra batteries handy. As the cameras in iPhones had gotten better, I stopped using cameras and finally ditched the bag. And then I stopped taking photos.

Has Siri Shortcuts gotten ever more unreliable now? One Shortcut I run every day just asked me to upgrade Safari in order to open an URL scheme.

I don’t start reading a new book before a proper review of the old one. This makes my already slow reading speed even slower, but if I don’t do this, I won’t even remember what I’ve read at all, and the past efforts will be in vain.

Living without AC + outdoor mask mandate in summertime Taiwan, I've got acne all over my face. Coronavirus prevention has some side effects for sure.

2020年初,歐洲疫情爆發之後,就幾乎可以肯定人類未來必須要跟冠狀病毒共存了。所以問題其實一直都是:那我們該花多少心力來應付這種病?

一個極端是放任2%到5%的人類死掉,另一個極端是傾力追求不特定範圍內的「清零」。借用效益主義的話來說,選擇這兩種極端都不是增進人類整體幸福總量的最佳解。